Category Archives: Booby Traps

Booby Traps Series: Yes, you can be fired for breastfeeding or pumping. But let’s get to know two important cases that may change that.

This is the 67th post in a series on Booby Traps, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. In 2008, Texas mother Donnicia Venters was planning on returning to her job at Houston Funding after having a … Continue reading

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Last revised on 12/26/2012

Booby Traps Series: “Milking” your benefits when going on maternity leave and pumping at work

This is the 66th post in a series on Booby Traps, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. I’m very pleased to share a guest post by Lauren Wallenstein, a former human resources manager who now helps … Continue reading

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Last revised on 12/19/2012

Booby Traps Series: Big hospitals to be evaluated on exclusive breastfeeding rates by the Joint Commission

This post is the 65th in a series on Booby Traps, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. Here’s a big piece of news in the fight against Booby Traps:  The Joint Commission will now require larger … Continue reading

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Last revised on 12/11/2012

Booby Traps Series: 30% of working moms report taking no maternity leave. 40% say they take 6 weeks or less. Meet one of the biggest Booby Traps of them all.

This is the 64th post in a series on Booby Traps, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. Last year the U.S. earned a distinction no country would be proud of:  worst in the world for breastfeeding … Continue reading

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Last revised on 12/04/2012

Booby Traps Series: Did your child care provider support breastfeeding? It makes a difference.

This post is the 63rd in a series on Booby Traps, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. Last week a mother in Toronto spoke out after being told that she couldn’t nurse her twins in the … Continue reading

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Last revised on 11/20/2012

Booby Traps Series: Let’s give thanks for this year’s Booby Trap-busting developments

This is the 62nd in a series of posts on Booby Traps, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. You might think that writing each week about Booby Traps would make one feel pretty discouraged. But I’m … Continue reading

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Last revised on 11/19/2012

Booby Traps Series: Our checklist for avoiding the Booby Traps in the early days of breastfeeding at home

This is the 61st post in a series on Booby Traps, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. For the last few months I’ve been writing about Booby Traps in the early days of breastfeeding.  As I’ve … Continue reading

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Last revised on 11/14/2012

Booby Traps Series: Results from our formula gifts survey! Check out the trends we found in your answers.

This is the 60th post in a series on Booby Traps, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. Recently we asked you to share your experience with formula “gift bags” on our survey.  We thank the over … Continue reading

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Last revised on 11/05/2012

Booby Traps Series: Dispensing bad advice at the pharmacy counter

This post is the 59th in a series of posts on Booby Traps, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. You may know that nursing moms often get poor advice from providers about medications, but did you … Continue reading

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Last revised on 11/02/2012

98% of Babies Are Breastfed in Bangladesh — Does That Mean There Are No Booby Traps?

According to the WHO Global Data Bank on Infant and Young Child Feeding, 98% of babies in Bangladesh are breastfed and the average age of weaning is 33 months. Dig even deeper and you’ll see that 95% of one year … Continue reading

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Last revised on 10/28/2012